The Future Falls

The Future Falls

Book Three of the Enchantment Emporium

Format
Hardcover
Price
$24.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780756407537
  • 336  Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult

Overview

When Auntie Catherine warns the family of an approaching asteroid, the Gales scramble to keep humans from going the way of the dinosaurs. Fortunately for the world, they’re wielding a guitar and a dragon.

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, which has caused some supernaturally complicated family shenanigans in the past. So when NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine’s dire prediction, Charlotte “Charlie” Gale turns to the family for help.

But Allie is unavailable because the universe seems determined to have her produce the seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son of a Gale.  And the Aunties can’t help because they’re tied to the earth – although they are happy to provide their delicious, trademark pies.  And in the end, all Charlie has is a guitar…

…and Jack. The Dragon Prince, and a Sorcerer.

But Charlie might like Jack just a little too much, and Jack might like Charlie a little too much in return. Actually, between Allie’s hormones, the Aunties trying to force her and Jack into ritual, the Courts having way too much fun at the end of days, and Jack’s sudden desire to sacrifice himself for the good of the many, Charlie’s fairly certain that the asteroid is the least of her problems.

The Gales are going to need more than pie to save the world from an incoming asteroid. But together there isn’t anything they can’t deal with – except possibly each other.

Praise

Veteran author Huff, more obscure than she should be because her initial forays into urban fantasy predated the blossoming of that genre, provides yet another diverting tale. Although marred by needlessly implausible astronomy, the focus of the third Enchantment Emporium novel is on the network of relationships within the power Gale family and the question of what people will sacrifice to save the ones they love.”
“Fantasy buffs will find plenty of humor, thrills and original mythology to chew on, along with refreshingly three-dimensional women in an original, fully realized world.” — Publishers Weekly (for The Enchantment Emporium)

“It’s a great adventure, full of music and magic and just a little goofy at times, thanks to the delightful oddities of the Gales.” — Locus (for The Enchantment Emporium)

“Combine Huff’s ability to blend ancient traditions seamlessly into the modern world and make them seem perfectly normal with her characters who are appealing and fun to hang out with, and you’re in for an amazing read.” — Seattle Post-Intelligencer (for The Enchantment Emporium)

“Combining Celtic folklore, musical references, and a love of nature and magic, this sequel to The Enchantment Emporium will appeal to Huff’s many fans and to readers who like their urban fantasy with more depth and character development.” — Library Journal (for The Wild Ways)

“Zingy characterizations and a quick pace.” — Publishers Weekly (for The Wild Ways)

“Quintessential Huff — sharp, clean, funny. A heady mix of music, place and people that rings true on every level. Once again, I find myself hoping that this is a series that will go on.” — Green Man Review (for The Wild Ways)

“The Wild Ways is big fun from start to finish…. It’s got humor and drama, it’s fast-paced and sexy…. Huff just doesn’t write cookiecut characters; hers are fully rounded with many facets to their personalities. Whether you’re rejoining the Gale family or meeting them for the first time, I think you’ll be as delighted with this book as I am.” — Charles de Lint (for The Wild Ways)
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